Rumours have once again started to swirl that Epic Games is porting Fortnite to Nintendo Switch, with the reveal expected to be shared in the Nintendo Spotlight: E3 2018 presentation.
The latest rumblings are that the developer is working hard to port Fortnite Battle Royale, which will have “no substantial differences” on the portable home console and will support cross-platform play, and Fortnite: Save the World.
Fortnite: Save the World is the original co-operative story mode that can be played by up to four players, and, for the Nintendo Switch version, it will be able to support local play between four portable home consoles. If the rumour is true, there will be exclusive Nintendo-related content specifically for this mode.
“First of all, please consider this a rumor and take it with a grain of salt. We have been exposed to a lot of contradicting information about specifics, but after looking at it with perspective we think you deserve to know the predominating general gossip. YES, GOSSIP,” explains LeakyPandy, who, as Vandal_Leaks, had accurately leaked the Nintendo Direct presentation in March before it was officially announced.
“The majority of the most interesting information about this is actually about Save the World. Nothing seems to point to Battle Royale being all that different on Switch. That goes for Cross-Play will be there too.
“Save the World, on the other hand, apparently got Nintendo’s interest. One of our most trusted sources pointed to us that this game’s version local Switch-to-Switch Save the World. Exclusive Nintendo IP related content is also being worked on exclusively for Save the World.
“It was suggested that there were marketing plans regarding using the duality of Fortnite to align it with the duality of the Switch itself, picturing Battle Royale as the docked experience and Save the World as the on the go side of things. Makes sense, but the info itself is shaky. Caution.
“This is all for now. [It] is not too much compared to what we have been told, but it is the most coherent and reasonable. If new verifiable stuff comes forth we will let you know.”
Epic Games has already shown interest in porting Fortnite to Nintendo Switch, and, with Unreal Engine 4 now having “fully-featured native support” for the portable home console, it wouldn’t be a complete surprise to see it happen.